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Mrs. Janette Garcia Sanchez takes a bow with her students. Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance celebrates their 48th anniversary this year.

Bacolod Dance School Celebrates 48 Years

The Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance in Bacolod City celebrates 48 lively years of performing. It is the one of the most respected and oldest Bacolod dance school today.

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The Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance in Bacolod City celebrates 48 lively years of performing. It is the one of the most respected and oldest Bacolod dance school today.

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The students who joined the 48th anniversary show at St. Scholastica’s Academy-Bacolod.

Oldest Bacolod Dance School

Two years more and they are going to be around for half a century! It is no wonder that each anniversary show is becoming more exciting as they get nearer to the Big 5-0.

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Matriarch Janette Garcia Sanchez takes a bow with a gratified smile after the show.

The Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance recently staged their 48th anniversary show at the Maryville Hall of St. Scholastica’s Academy-Bacolod.

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Ballerina sisters Georgette Sanchez-Vargas and Gianne Sanchez-Sanson now run the dance school.

Individual Interpretations

The anniversary show is a display of the students’ outstanding dancing prowess. They take on different pieces that are especially choreographed to challenge their dance skills.

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- Bernice Anne Garces
Bernice Anne Garces as an Indian American princess.

In this particular show, their years of hard work are given center stage with different solo variations. Members of the seniors class each had the chance to have the stage to themselves.

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- Sofia Ines Montinola
Sofia Ines Montinola.

The students did their favorite classical variations to the delight of the audience. Their teachers beam with pride.

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- Ayen Velez
Ayen Velez.

The special guests of the event are the proud and supportive parents. They understand their children’s interest in dance and have provided them with avenues to shine.

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- Therese Ureta
Therese Ureta.

Group Presentations

There were several group numbers participated in by different classes. Ballet and jazz classes were featured.

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A modern dance number.

Among the most challenging group interpretations were Arrythmia and New York, New York. These were the highlights of the anniversary show.

The senior ballerinas involved in the two numbers are:

  • Bernice Garces
  • Ayen Velez
  • Sofia Montinola
  • Therese Ureta
  • Chloe Torrejon
  • Andie Angeles
  • Abby Evidente
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The fun and lively number — New York, New York.

Both numbers were performed by the same dancers from the seniors class.

The younger classes also performed in groups, like the juniors ballet class.

Arrythmia

Choreographed by Georgette Sanchez-Vargas, Arrythmia was performed last July at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It was for the 50th anniversary of Ballet Philippines.

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Arrythmia.

The number depicts the emotions of the heart through dance. “The heart is a miraculous pump. The center of one’s body, the figurative core of one’s life, the foundation of one’s passionate soul. Everyday we walk. We talk, run, and rest.”

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The seniors class executing the powerful moves for Arrythmia. Choreographed by Georgette Sanchez-Vargas

And we dance to the beat of life. We feel the beat of our heart change it’s speed, following the pace of our movements, whether it is slow or fast. The beating of the heart gives life to the human body. The heartbeat becomes the music, and the music gives life to dance.”

New York, New York

Meanwhile, New York, New York was choreographed by Gianne Sanchez-Sanson.

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New York, New York dancers with Teacher Gianne, the choregrapher.

Watch the energetic performance of the seniors class in the number entitled, New York, New York. Video credits: Glenn Garces

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Posted by Glenn Garces on Sunday, September 15, 2019

More Shows

Gianne, principal of the dance school, announced that they’re having a show in November. It will be a modern adaptation of Peter Pan and will be held at the SMX Convention Center.

Additionally, they will have a grand recital for the whole school in April 2020. The grand recital happens every two years and is a big event for the young ballerinas. Most of the students join this show and they number to more than 100.

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Street jazz class.

Contact Information

The Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance offers the following dances courses all year-round:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Storybook Ballet
  • Contemporary Ballet
  • Street Jazz
  • Adult Jazz
  • Summer dance workshops
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The adult jazz class.

For inquiries on how to enroll your children in this Bacolod ballet school, call or visit:

The Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance
17th-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Mobile: (0917) 3002124 c/o Teacher Leah
FB Page: Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance

Furthermore, they offer a free trial class for beginners. Children from 2.5 years may already be assessed.

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